Bang! You're Dead

Bang! You're Dead

Lance Comfort (1954)

85min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Simply because the plot revolves around a young boy finding a gun and accidentally killing a much detested local man, only for the victim's most outspoken detractor to be arrested for murder, this minor British crime drama has been compared to both 1949's The Window and 1952's The Yellow Balloon. Yet there's considerably less insight into the boy's guilt-stricken torment than in either of these, with director Lance Comfort settling for a mildly suspenseful countdown to the predictable climax. The performance of young Sean Barrett comes a poor third behind those of Bobby Driscoll and Andrew Ray in the earlier films, but there's effective support from Gordon Harker and cop Derek Farr.

Summary

Two boys accidentally shoot a man, and face a crisis of conscience when the police accuse an innocent man of the crime. Drama, starring Jack Warner and Derek Farr.

Cast & Crew

Bonsell Jack Warner
Det Grey Derek Farr
Hilda Veronica Hurst
Director Lance Comfort

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: British Lion Film Corp LtdAvailable on: DVD
Drama